We’re thrilled to reveal the cover for I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots by Lid’ya C. Rivera, illustrated by Nina Mata! The book was edited by Luana Horry and will be released on June 6, 2023 by HarperCollins. Preorder it here or here.
Inspired by her own experience, author Lid’ya C. Rivera pens a fun and celebratory ode to children who were born to stand out. #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Nina Mata brings this energetic love letter to full life with vibrant artwork that inspires all children to boldly be themselves.
Lid’ya C. Rivera is a proud vitiligo advocate, decorated navy sailor, award-winning filmmaker, and confidence coach. She was diagnosed as an infant with vitiligo, causing her to face childhood bullying and low self-esteem, which later inspired her passion for storytelling and raising awareness about the skin disorder. Lid’ya is a native of Georgia and currently resides in Florida with her three daughters and son. She is a graduate of Excelsior University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Visit her online at lidyacrivera.com.
Nina Mata is a #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator and received her degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has illustrated many books, including American gymnast Laurie Hernandez’s She’s Got This, NBA superstar LeBron James’s I Promise, You Are My Favorite Color, written by Gillian Sze, and the Ty’s Travels I Can Read series. Nina currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, their daughter, and Tabitha, their cat. Visit her online at beautifique.org.